You have to take many things into consideration when you think of “winterizing” a pond or waterscape. In southern climates, it may be that putting a leaf net up if deciduous trees are present is all you’ll need to do.
As you lie in your
lounge chair and listen to the gurgling of a small stream and the
chirping of some nearby birds, the sun's rays are luring you into a nap.
The light touch of one of the plants near the water's edge tickles your
leg and you're awakened out of your
lazy daydreaming. You get up to look at the water and are greeted by
several colorful koi fish that dart playfully around beneath you.
From model and actor to successful businessman, Steve Sandalis is living his dream. Born in Queens, New York, the Sandalis family moved to Long Island when Steve was just a boy. Sandalis remembers vividly the stream running through the property his parents bought in Commack
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You're taking potential customers
to one of your
client's homes to show them
an example of the type of work you
do. You've made arrangements
with your client and received their
permission to show off your skills.
As you're walking through the
backyard gate, your potential customers
suddenly stop and look
around with an expression you're
now familiar with, and you smile to
yourself. You've been there before.
Your potential customers are
frozen in their tracks; there's a
look of awe and amazement like
they've been magically whisked to
another part of the planet.
We've all seen those slimy green
scums on ponds, lakes, or pools.
They're called algae. And they
stubbornly occur in water -- the
one place in a landscape that
shouldn't look green. But what are
algae? Where did they come from?
What kind of damage can they do?
Are they really that bad?
A POND OR WATER FEATURE CAN be a striking addition to any landscape. It can be sized to fit both the smallest lot and the smallest budget, or built to dwarf an average swimming pool. The problem with ponds is that they're sometimes put in the wrong location.
Chic Kelty will be the first to admit that if he had the chance to do it over again, he would do some things differently. On the other hand, maybe it was because of these life experiences that Kelty is where he is today.
Its been many years since I started working in the pond industry. Many things have been learned and expanded upon, making this market a fast growing, money making, and fun part of doing a landscape project.
If you're in the green industry, it
won't be a secret if I say that ponds
are hot. As a testimonial to the
legitimacy of the ponds phenomena,
USA Today (July 11, 2003
issue) declared 'water features/ponds and decks' to be the two
things that homeowners would
most like to add to their homes.